Business and Industry (“BINGO”) Day at COP23

Bonn, Germany, • English
COP 23

The official COP23 Business and Industry Day, known in UN circles as BINGO Day, is hosted and organised by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).


Business and Industry Day demonstrates private sector commitment to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, showcasing private sector leadership and action and providing constructive policy input from business to the UNFCCC process. It is also a prime occasion to share expertise and best practices in technology cooperation, development and deployment, climate finance, and research and development.

Be part of the solution! Join us for Business & Industry Day offering a line-up of high-profile speakers, topical panel discussions, relevant news from the negotiations, and an unrivalled opportunity to network.

Make sure to also join us for our daily COP23 business briefings from 09.00-10.00 in the Bonn Zone (room 11). All business and industry participants are welcome!

COP23 will take place 6-17 November in Bonn, Germany and will be presided over by the Government of Fiji.

BINGO Day Programme

10:30-11:30High-level opening session
11:30-13:00Session 1: Business roadmap to achieving Paris Agreement goals

Organised by the Federation of German Industry (BDI), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Union de Industriales para Saneamiento Cuencas Matanza – Riachuelo y Reconquista (Uiscumarr)

This session will explore how business can take action or is taking action to become a driving force in achieving the below two degree and carbon neutrality goals.

13:15-14:45Session 2: Mobilising the business of clean and productive energy          

Organised by the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), Corn Refiners Association (CRA), and US Green Building Council

The private sector plays an integral role in powering forward ambitious action on climate change. There is a broad array of already existing clean and more productive energy technologies, as well as renewable bioproducts that can help propel both local communities and national governments towards meeting their climate goals and building smart, sustainable infrastructure.

This session will showcase global investment trends in the global low-carbon future, and the solutions – in the electricity grid, the built environment, transportation systems, and in homes and communities – that are reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing resilience, and at the same time creating jobs and growing economies.

15:00-16:30Session 3: Climate action in financial institutions: mainstreaming the Paris Agreement in the financial sector

Organised by the Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF), European Investment Bank (EIB) and Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE)

The Climate Action in Financial Institutions Initiative has high potential to aid the implementation of the Paris Agreement. In 2015, it set up five voluntary principles for mainstreaming climate action in financial institutions. During this session, representatives from member institutions will present how they are moving forward in the implementation of these five principles, both individually and as members of the initiative.

This session aims to share and discuss the financial institutions’ vision to make financial flows ‘consistent’ with article 2.1(c) and to identify how the Initiative can make an even greater impact to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement. 

16:45-18:00Session 4: The role of business in the Facilitative Dialogue: Business engagement to inform assessment of progress and implementation of the Paris Agreement

Organised by BUSINESSEUROPE; Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD), and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB)

This session will make the case that implementing and strengthening the Paris Agreement depends on marshalling and reflecting business efforts, innovation and contributions to inform the facilitative dialogue and transparency process, and accelerate implementation under the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement.  Speakers will offer their perspectives and experiences in national and global settings relating to their climate policy recommendations and actions. 

18:00-18:15Conclusions and closing Remarks


Minister Inia SeruiratuClimate Champion; Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development, and National Disaster Management, Fiji
Minister Jan SzyszkoMinister for Environment, Poland (TBC)
Heinrich HiesingerChairman of the Executive Board (CEO), thyssenkrupp, Germany
Philip KucharskiChief Operating Office, ICC, Paris
James GrabertDirector, Sustainable Development Mechanisms programme, UNFCCC
Kersten Karl BarthChair, Commission on Environment and Energy, ICC, Paris
Elizabeth BeardsleySenior Policy Counsel, US Green Building Council, United States
Nick CampbellEnvironmental Manager, Arkema, France; Member, BusinessEurope and USCIB
Majda DabaghiSenior Policy Executive, Commission on Energy and Environment, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Paris
Stephen EuleVice President, Global Energy Institute, US Chamber of Commerce, United States
Brian FlanneryVisiting Fellow, BizMEF and Resources for the Future (RFF)
Arunabha GhoshCEO, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), India
Ben GruittDirector, Sustainability & Advanced Bioproducts, Corn Refiners Association, United States
Lisa JacobsonPresident, Business Council for Sustainable Energy, United States
Stewart JamesManaging Director, Group Government Affairs, HSBC
Pa Ousman JarjuDirector, Country Programming Division, Green Climate Fund (GCF)
John KadyszewskiSenior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Winrock International, United States
Norine KennedyVice President, Strategic International Engagement, Energy and Environment United States Council for International Business (USCIB) / ICC USA, United States
Gaia LarsonSenior Associate, Climate Finance, World Resource’s Institute (WRI)
Benoit LeguetManaging Director, I4CE, France
Terry McCallionDirector, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD)
Jutta MatreauxVice President Corporate Services and Sustainability, Wacker Chemie AG, Germany
Jeff MoeDirector, Global Product Advocacy, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Ingersoll Rand, United States
Damien NavizetHead of Climate Division, Agence française de développement (AFD), France
Clay NeslerVice President, Global Sustainability and Industry Initiatives, Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls, United States (via video)
Ozgur OzturkVice President, Environment and Climate Change Working Group, Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD), Turkey
Victor RicoSecretary General, CAF
Peter RobinsonPresident and CEO, United States Council for International Business (USCIB) / ICC USA, United States
Monica ScatastaHead of Environment, Climate and Social Policy, EIB
Bernhard SchwagerHead of Sustainability, Robert Bosch, Germany
Marcelo TaboadaPresident, Environment & Sustainability, Uiscumarr, Argentina
Laura Van Wie McGoryVice-President, Strategic Initiatives, Alliance to Save Energy, United States
Harry VerhaarHead of Global Public and Government Affairs, Philips Lighting, The Netherlands
Thomas WeberPresident, Jupiter Oxygen Corporation, United States


UN Campus, Bonn Zone (room 7)

For further information, please contact

  • Majda Dabaghi
  • +33 1 49 53 29 75
  • Senior Policy Manager, Environment and Energy
  • Sandra Hanni
  • +33 1 49 53 29 75
  • Assistant
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